Insurance

Insurance

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s experienced insurance coverage team provides its clients with prompt, reliable analysis and policy interpretation with regard to all first and third party coverage issues in Illinois and throughout the United States. We work with clients to avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation by assisting them in policy drafting, presenting seminars on claims handling and current law, and drafting reservations of rights/denial letters that comply with the relevant jurisdiction’s laws.
 
Further, on those occasions where litigation cannot be avoided, a depth of courtroom experience allows firm attorneys to handle complex coverage issues.  The firm’s skilled trial attorneys litigate insurance matters throughout the country, having tried cases to verdict before judges and juries and being responsible for seminal coverage opinions in various appellate courts as well as in the Illinois Supreme Court. Areas of experience include:
  • Claims Handling and Extra-Contractual Liability
  • General Liability (construction, including additional insured issues, product liability, environmental and intellectual property)
  • Inland and Ocean Marine (maritime, cargo and property)
  • First Party Property (hurricane, fire and theft)
  • Professional and E&O / D&O Liability (legal, accountant and medical)
  • Personal and Commercial Auto
  • Employers Liability (discrimination, defamation and wrongful termination)
  • Excess, Umbrella and Reinsurance Lines (monitoring litigation for excess carriers, litigating claims between insurers and between insurers and reinsurers)
  • Legal Fee Audits (of independent counsel bills)
 


News

Chicago, October 2, 2017
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Continued Growth
In recognition of its 25th anniversary year, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP has made a monthly donation to a non-profit with whom the firm has a strong relationship.

Chicago, Madison County, July 25, 2017
Three Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that two lateral attorneys and a newly sworn-in attorney have joined the firm as associates.

Chicago, March 20, 2017
Law Bulletin Article Highlights Insurance Coverage Case

Chicago, Lisle, January, 5, 2017
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names Three New Partners
Sullivan practices in Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Lisle office, while Lothson and Wahl practice in the firm’s Chicago office.

Chicago, June 23, 2016
Four Lateral Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces four lateral associates have joined the firm’s Chicago office.

Chicago, January 12, 2016
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names New Partners
Clyder and Haddox practice in Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Chicago office, while Henne practices in the firm’s Libertyville office.

Chicago, September 24, 2014
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Highlights Merger with Kernell Law Firm
Swanson, Martin & Bell now has nearly 120 attorneys in five offices, including offices in Chicago, Lisle and Libertyville.

Chicago, May 8, 2013
Wills Moderates Civil Court Judges Program
Wills will moderate panelists of five civil court judges in the morning and afternoon sessions of the daylong program.


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Chicago, March 06, 2013
Wills, Bolinger Present at CBA Insurance Law Seminar
The seminar focused on "Insurer-Insured Conflicts of Interests and the Tripartite Relationship."

Chicago, August 6, 2012
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Drumke Elected Vice Chair of ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Drumke's term commences a three-year leadership track as an ABA Section Officer.

Chicago, March 22, 2012
Wills Moderates Judges Panel on Civil Litigation Mistakes
Partner Daniel G. Wills will moderate a panel of 10 distinguished judges for the National Business Institute.

Chicago, January 23, 2012
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names New Partners
The firm's new partners focus on a variety of practice areas.

Chicago, Libertyville, January 27, 2011
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Welcomes Two Associates
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP has recently added two associates to the firm’s Chicago and Libertyville, Ill. offices.

Chicago, June 25, 2010
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorney Blog Nominated to Top 50 Insurance Blogs List
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Partner Daniel Wills has been nominated for membership to LexisNexis’ Insurance Law Community's Top 50 Insurance Blogs for 2009.


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